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Vivo V5 plus hands on review - Unboxing

Are you looking for V5 Plus review? If yes, please find its detail over here. I got a most anticipated V5 plus smartphone that was released recently and much talks all around about it, so I would like to review it and share some information with you. 

When the box suppose to unbox for hands on review, I found all the content what actually required for the smartphone users, and I experiment the device beside enjoying it across by using it to call, test the apps, browsing, take the photos, videos, and video calls etc. 

Most of them aware the beauty of the device from Vivo, whether it is V5 smartphone or the latest one V5 plus, no compromise on excellent selfie result, usual advance technical specs and features in it.

As said, no compromise on the latest V5 Plus device's high-end specs and overall performances too. The 20MP dual front camera (20MP+8MP front camera) and 16MP rear camera enriches the device for photos, videos and video calls etc. this is what one of the main features of the phone. 

The Panorama setting and long-stretched photo result is really awesome. The fingerprint is embedded with Homepage as same as iPhone 7 type which is really nice to go with, and this phone (V5 plus) somewhat resembles iPhone 7 too. The expert can say, it is the budget phone, it means, the high-end specs phone in a reasonable price compare to all other similar specs gadgets.

When you unbox the Vivo V5 plus smartphone then you would find the best handset carefully protected within the safer box. The box contains whatever a normal smartphone needed, no missing of any earphone, phone case, screen guard, USB charger, warranty card, SIM eject tool, and its manual etc. 

The phone has two Nano SIM slot where you can use the dual SIM option. V5 plus has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and unable to find the external storage option as it is actually not required too when you have 64GB ROM. You can also see the below photos that was taken from V5 Plus camera.

The voice from V5 Plus is very clear on general calls or video calls - doesn't matter. The battery or phone doesn't get heated even if you talk for a long hours. The photo results in every mode are simply superb, it has Bokeh effect too. 

No need to do any make up to take a picture or video if you use this gadget. You can just wake up and take a snap, or click it when you are tired too...still the result would be pretty fine.

You might have watched its ads everywhere with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and would have come to know its technical features a bit as well. However, you can further read Vivo V5 Plus review over here.  

Yes, Vivo Smartphone V5 plus model released on 28th January 2017 after its grand launching on 23rd January 2017 in New Delhi, India. 
We would like to let you know that this brand's couple of V5 series models are rocking around, and successfully going in Malaysia, Indonesia and other few countries across despite toughest competitors around.  

Here you go for V5 plus gadget's more details.

The Vivo V5 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 625 with 2 GHz Octa-core processor. The awesome is, the rear camera that comes with 16MP and the front dual camera comes with 20MP+8MP,  so definitely it is other than for Selfie lovers too. It has 4G connectivity and dual SIM functionality.

I tried for browsing with butter touch menu, the connectivity is everywhere (including remote area) that satisfy all. I can get the high speed data in/out. The other supportable functions are finger print sensor (at Home button like iPhone7) and USB OTG. Now, you can relax with this slim and sleek gadget that helps you to simply carry (with curved edge) anywhere as same as the high end laptop features for official and personal usage. 

The V5 Plus device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The battery capacity of this model is 3055 mAh, so, you can enjoy the maximum power usage for a long hours. The V5 vs V5 Plus Both the models back to back from Vivo came to hit the market and that is what going on. One of the best thing about Vivo is the Camera quality which brings more attractiveness for the end users.

The V5 plus comes with 5.5 inches, dimension is 152.58 x 74 x 7.26 mm and weight is 158 Grams (With Battery). It has corning Gorilla glass resistant for scratch protection. The V5 Plus has IPS LCD type display. 
The resolution of the phone is 1920 x 1080 pixels with 16M colors and Density ~401 ppi resolution. The additional pack with V5 plus is, it has Funtouch OS 3.0 and comes with Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 GPU Adreno 506. The available color is Gold. Select your choice.

You will find the V5 plus' home screen view as above shot. The memory screen shot is also given to understand about this device.

V5 plus has S-capture option (as shown above on the screen shot) that helps to design differently for the screen images. The result is given over in the next screen itself.


V5 plus has the "Smart Split" screen feature that helps you to do multi-task like watching the YouTube or Video and simultaneously read the incoming or instant message.

As per the above screen, the "Other sharing mode" option in Personal Hotspot screen helps you to connect your computer from V5 Plus smartphone's USB to use the net or data or file transfer etc.


The 'About Phone' and 'Developer options' might help you to understand this gadget even more. Do not use this screen if you are really have no basic idea to use it effectively. 

Sometime the phone users' concern is all about the nearest and the best service center (After sales and service) for the branded phone. So, here, Vivo assist all over. You may find the above screen-shot and follow the steps if you have V5 series phones service and nothing to worry about it, in case.

Find the differences between Vivo V5 and V5 Plus. 

Vivo V5 vs V5 Plus comparison:


V5 and V5 Plus, both 5.5 inches of display screen

Processor:  V5 is 1.5 GHz Octa-core and the Vivo V5 Plus has 2 GHz Octa-core, so commanding.

OS: The same operating system,  Android Marshmallow.

RAM: same in both the devices.

Internal memory: V5 comes with 32GB and external memory comes with 128 as expandable. But, the Vivo V5 Plus doesn't have external memory, internal memory with 64GB.

Camera:  Rear camera only differs in both the models. V5 has 13MP whereas 16MP.

Resolution:  V5 has 720 x 1280 pixels and the Vivo V5 Plus has 1080 x 1920 pixels. 

Battery: 3000 mAh for V5 and 3055 mAh for V5 Plus. 

Price: V5 is Rs. 17,680 and V5 Plus is Rs. 27,980. 

Remember,  there is no external slot for expandable memory in V5 plus.

In general, Vivo has a toughest competition with Coolpad, Oppo, MI, Moto, OnePlus and Gionee etc. brands. These brands are equally signing the significant market share value. So the competition gets raised with more new models coming in. 

Vivo had launched Vivo V5 last November. At the same time it had announced about upcoming  V5 Plus. The device has now been launched in India. It has gone on sale with effect from Feb 1, 2017. The build quality is commendable. The smartphone looks premium. 

The end user can see various status on the home screen, per below image setting.


The end user can disable the online ads by simply using the 'Ads' screen. Also, you can can connect with Vivo by simply going to the below screen from V5 Plus and improve or suggest them.

Vivo V5 Plus - Technical Specifications

Smartphone: V5 Plus
Announced: 31 October 2016
Released: 28 January 2017
Internal Storage: 64 GB
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
OS: Android , Marshmallow 6.0 with Funtouch OS 3.0
Primary Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary camera: Dual 20 MP + 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8" sensor size, 1080p
Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Camera Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Protection:Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant
Dimensions:152.58 x 74 x 7.26 mm
Weight:158 Grams (With Battery)Image: 4160 x 3120 Pixels
Video: 2160p@30fps
Flash: YesGPU: Adreno 506
Java Support: No
Card Slot: No
Colors: Gold (mixed of White panel)
Network: 2G Network GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G Network: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300)
SIM:Nano SIM Dual
Display: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size: 5.5 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels with 16 M colors
Pixel Density: ~401 ppi
Touch Screen: Yes
Features: Funtouch OS 3.0
Secondary Display: No
Vibration; MP3, Wav Ringtones
3.5 mm jack
Audio Playback
MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player
Video Playback
Xvid, MP4, H.264
FM Radio
Video Out No
Bluetooth:Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE
Infrared: Wi-fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB:microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS
Web Browser
SMS: Yes (threaded view)
Email: Yes
Battery Type: Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Capacity 3160 mAh Placement Non-Removable
Standby: Up to 370 Hours
Talk Time: Up to 15 Hours
Music Play: Up to 30 Hours

V5 Plus Price: Rs. 27,980.

V5 Plus Rating: The overall rating is based on review by our experts 8 / 10 
Design 8 / 10 
Features 8 / 10 
Camera 8 / 10 
Performance 8 / 10

Hope you enjoyed the V5 Plus phone review. Stay tuned, we will update more gadget launch and review details over here. Till then check the earlier posts for recently launched and released gadgets.